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The City of Thibodaux would like to introduce and welcome our new Recreation Director, Dana Clement.
Mrs. Clement, Mayor Charles Caillouet’s appointment for Recreation Director, was voted in on Tuesday night’s council meeting, 5-0.
Dana Clement stated, “As the newly appointed Recreation Director, I am looking forward to working for quality recreational programs for the youth and adults in our community."
I look forward to implementing new programs for people of all ages.Many ideas are in the making to bring about new programs and with the tremendous participation we have received from the youths and adults in the community, I feel that we will be able to make these new programs a huge success.
"Over the years, I have been involved with various sports activities and I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide recreational programs to the fine residents of the City of Thibodaux.”
THIBODAUX POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES INCREASED PATROLS: Thibodaux Police Chief Howard P. Robertson announces to the general public that the Police Department will start increased patrols in the downtown areas of the city using non-uniformed officers.The increased patrols will be during the evening hours of certain days of the week.These patrols are being made to deter the slight increase in various misdemeanor crimes that have recently been occurring in the downtown area.
The non-uniformed officers will have proper identification on their person as well as their normal weapons and gear necessary to perform their duties in protecting and serving the public
Let's Get Ready for Ball! The Parks Department is currently renovating the front fields at Peltier Park in preparation for the upcoming Baseball season!
Field work is also being done on the fields at MLK Park and the Civic Center Park.
The Thibodaux Firemen's Fair will be held from Thursday, April 29 to Sunday, May 2 at the fair grounds on Tiger Drive.Free admission!The annual Fireman’s Parade will be Sunday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m.Click Here for entertainment schedules, food and more.
DON'T TRASH THIBODAUX:
Mayor Charles Caillouet and the City Council wish to remind residents that not all debris can be placed curbside for pick up under our Solid Waste Collection ordinance.Section 10-14 (b) of the City Code of Ordinances states that “the person or contractor responsible for any construction, remodeling, demolition work or tree and brush removal from sites within the city shall be required to obtain a permit to perform the work should the volume of debris generated exceed two (2) cubic yards per week.”
Persons have complained recently to the City Council that large amounts of tree debris as well as demolition debris have been placed at the curbside for SWDI, the city’s solid waste contractor to dispose of in their normal operation. SWDI, at the request of Mayor Caillouet’s Office, has been intensifying its efforts to remove this debris from the curbside, but in some areas the volumes exceed their capacity.
The ordinance goes on to say that persons or contractors, where the volume will exceed two (2) cubic yards shall obtain a permit stating the method of disposal for the debris generated.
Permits for this type of demolition or tree and brush removal can be obtained from the permit office at 1219 Henry Schuyler Thibodaux St. located with the Department of Public Works.Persons failing to obtain these permits and piling excessive amounts of debris on the curbside could subject themselves to fines under Section 10-22 of not less than $25.00 nor more than $200.00 or imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both.Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.Public Works personnel in the Permits and Inspection Division are available to grant permits to individuals from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Mayor and City Council appreciate that citizens are cleaning their property to beautify the city. However, those who have a large quantity of debris to clean from their property are urged to please contact the permit office and dispose of their debris properly.
IT'S BACK!!! The Thibodaux Main Street Farmer's Market is OPEN for its Spring season! The market is open every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and is located on LA 1 and Maronge Street. NEW TO THE MARKET: strawberries, wines, mushrooms, stuffed breads and woven baskets. RETURNING TO THE MARKET: produce, jams, jellies, baked goods and pies, cut flowers, plants, seafood, soaps, candles and more! Prospective vendors or for more information, call Joyce Benoit at 985-448-1474.